[NetBehaviour] An Evening with V Vale from RE/Search Publications

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Tue Feb 9 18:58:39 CET 2010

*An Evening with V Vale from RE/Search Publications*
Friday February 12th - 7:30 PM @ Donlon Books in Bethnal Green

Phrases like 'a living legend' often get thrown around far too lightly. 
But if underground arts and culture have their figures of fame and 
notoriety, surely V Vale from RE/Search Publications 
(http://researchpubs.com) in San Francisco walks tall among them. Since 
he founded the well-known zine /Search & Destroy/ in 1977 (with money 
from Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti), Vale has tirelessly 
collected and cataloged the history of countercultural mutation and 
radical aesthetics.

Since then RE/Search has published a vast array of books documenting the 
innovations of the underground, from the tattoos and scars of /Modern 
Primitives/ (1989) to the performance art and noise explored in 
/Industrial Culture Handbook/ (1983). He has unearthed vast treasures of 
previously forgotten and incredibly strange films and music, and brought 
together invaluable material on subversion, pranks, and the Burning Man 
festival. And over the past thirty years he has compiled some of the 
most fascinating interviews with interviews with avant-garde literary 
figures such as William Burroughs and JG Ballard.

Come and join us for an evening of conversation with Vale exploring the 
history of RE/Search and underground culture. Vale will present a series 
of slides followed by a Q&A. He will also have copies of RE/Search 
publications (often difficult to find in the UK).

210 / 3 Cambridge Heath Road / London E2 9NQ
0208 980 4859 

Stevphen Shukaitis
Autonomedia Editorial Collective

"Autonomy is not a fixed, essential state. Like gender, autonomy is 
created through its performance, by doing/becoming; it is a political 
practice. To become autonomous is to refuse authoritarian and compulsory 
cultures of separation and hierarchy through embodied practices of 
welcoming difference... Becoming autonomous is a political position for 
it thwarts the exclusions of proprietary knowledge and jealous hoarding 
of resources, and replaces the social and economic hierarchies on which 
these depend with a politics of skill exchange, welcome, and 
collaboration. Freely sharing these with others creates a common wealth 
of knowledge and power that subverts the domination and hegemony of the 
master’s rule." - subRosa Collective

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